In a continuing effort to address the concerns of Huntington Station residents, the Suffolk County Police Department teamed up with the New York State Division of Parole to conduct a parole sweep that resulted in the arrest of 10 individuals in Huntington Station on Oct. 1.
"Making residents of Huntington Station feel safe is a priority," Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy said. "An operation such as this parole sweep is an excellent opportunity to force violators of the law to face justice."
Those arrested included Andre Knox, 33, of 21 Railroad St. in Huntington Station, who was charged with a parole violation, criminal possession of marijuana and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree; Danac Lorgis, 27, of 46 Springfield Ave. in Greenlawn, who was charged with a parole violation; Angelo Toney, 37, of 444 Brook Ave. in Bay Shore, who was charged with a parole violation; Damon Bloomfield, 30, of 322 Broadway in Huntington, who was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and criminal possession of marijuana; Kenneth Tatum, 28, of 27 Railroad St. in Huntington Station, who was charged with a parole violation; Jacques Grandoit, 26, of 91 East 25th St. in Huntington Station, who was charged with a parole violation; and Kifimbo Williamson, 27, of 69 4th Ave. in Huntington Station, who was charged with a parole violation.
Three were also arrested on outstanding warrants. They were Keiana Tatum, 34, of 27 Railroad St. in Huntington Station, Thomas Kelly, 29, of 35 East 21st St. in Huntington Station and Marc Gianferrara, 29, of 149 Nims Ave. in West Babylon.
Officers from the Suffolk County Police Patrol Special Operations Team Bureau (PSOT), Second Precinct Crime Section, the Warrant Enforcement Section and the New York State Division of Parole conducted the joint sweep that targeted these suspected parole violators.
"The cooperation between our police department and the New York State Division of Parole is important as we take dangerous criminals out of Huntington Station," Suffolk Police Commissioner Richard Dormer said. "Violent crime in Huntington Station is down 30 percent for the first eight months of 2010 compared with the year before and we are working hard to continue that trend."
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